17 Celebrities Who Hate Being Famous And Call It "The Cruel Price Of Fame"

Fame is an awesome thing but not everyone wants to have it, including some celebs who are already famous. Believe it or not, many celebrities hate being famous. That might not make sense to some, especially when you equate wealth and luxury with fame, and what could be so horrible about that? Well, when your privacy is constantly invaded, when you're repeatedly scrutinized for everything you do (like what you wear to the grocery store), and criticized for your thoughts and opinions, it's not that desirable.
If you look at being a celebrity in that light, yeah, we definitely wouldn't be OK with being famous either. Waking up every day and having the paparazzi follow you, having an insane, crazy, hectic schedule, and answering questions left and right from the media? That doesn't sound like anything we'd like to deal with daily. But, unfortunately, that's the price you pay when you want to be famous.
Many famous faces hate before fame and aren't afraid to say it. Keep reading for their stories.

#1 Amanda Seyfried: Anxiety & Panic Attacks Caused by Fame


Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress and singer. Even after more than 20 years in the Entertainment business, Seyfried still finds it difficult to handle the pressures of fame. She compared that sensation to "life or death."

#2 Kylie Jenner: It's Hard to Ignore Bad Press


Jenner claimed that she frequently has anxiety in response to the unfavorable things that appear in the media. Every morning, she experienced the worst anxiety. She couldn't explain why. She had to check every morning to see if there were any negative stories about her. She is terrified of it.

#3 Megan Fox: You Experience Bullying on a Massive Scale


To illustrate how harsh the public's treatment of celebrities can be, Megan utilized a familiar parallel. She said: "What people don't realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those 10 kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you're being bullied by millions of people constantly."

#4 Amy Schumer: Glam Events Are a Hassle


Attending the incredibly exclusive Met Gala, according to Amy Schumer, "felt like punishment." She said that the farce was annoying and added, "We're dressed up like a bunch of f—-king a-holes." Even after meeting musical royalty, Schumer confessed to leaving the star-studded event early.

#5 Daniel Radcliffe: People Will Boo You, Even if You're a Child


When the actor and his parents landed in Japan, hundreds of fans were waiting for him at the airport. But there were only about 100 security guards present to provide them with security, according to Radcliffe. He claimed that highly trained security officers were being pushed around by people of all ages, from 6-year-old girls to 80-year-old ladies.
Even though he never felt in danger, Radcliffe found it agonizing to put up with the attention of photographers. He continued:  "If you just hear people booing and shouting stuff at you and about you, that, as a kid, sucked. I do remember that being very disheartening."

#6 Daniel Radcliffe: It's Tempting to Turn to Alcohol to Cope With Scrutiny


He talked openly about turning to drink as a teen to deal with fame. He stated that when he was very drunk, he ignored people's stares.
Radcliffe kept talking. "You suddenly start to feel, 'Man, if I am just feeling some human emotion of sadness, does that mean I'm doing this wrong? Am I not good at being famous?'" His particular experience enables him to empathize with others who have experienced growing up in the spotlight.

#7 Robert Pattinson: Fame Means Being Bothered Constantly


Pattinson told Premiere, "In Los Angeles, I have at least 40 seconds from the moment I arrive somewhere before I get asked for my autograph." He said that admirers can follow his whereabouts far too easily thanks to social media. He stated that he would be at peace if Twitter didn't exist. 

#8 Daniel Craig: Everything You Do in Public Will Be Photographed

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According to Craig, the rise of camera phones has fundamentally altered his social life. Being photographed constantly and everywhere irritated him. People, he claimed, believed it was their right to take photos of him, which he found to be intrusive. He couldn't stop them, though.

#9 Billie Eilish: You're Miserable Half of the Time


She claimed to have lost her teenage years. She was not taught how to be famous by anyone or anywhere. And she said. "Fame is trash." The joy of singing her songs live onstage, according to Eilish, makes up for the difficulties.

#10 Jennifer Lawrence: Dating is Near-Impossible


Before getting married to Cooke Maroney, the Oscar winner had trouble finding suitable husbands. Every Saturday night, she felt lonely. Guys treated her so cruelly. She added: "I'm just a girl who wants you to be nice to me. I am straight as an arrow. I feel like I need to meet a guy, with all due respect, who has been living in Baghdad for five years and who has no idea who I am."

#11 Justin Bieber: People Kick You When You're Down


During an interview with NME, the pop artist was open and honest about his troubles with the spotlight. He said, "I'm struggling just to get through the day". People, he claimed, only saw the glitz and the great things because they were unaware of the other side. On the flight, he saw the Amy Winehouse documentary, "Amy," and he started crying as he saw what the media was doing to her and how they were treating her. Bieber continued by outlining the "isolation" of hiding out in hotel rooms away from spectators and photographers: "And I feel isolated. When you can't go anywhere or do anything alone you get depressed. I would not wish this upon anyone."

#12 Gigi Hadid: You Lose a Lot of Friends


The supermodel admitted in 2017 that being in the spotlight had a significant effect on her group of friends and made her less willing to share personal information. She discovered that it's preferable to have a select group of close friends who know she loves them and will call them as soon as she returns to town.

#13 Idris Elba: Fame Makes You Paranoid


Elba said to Loaded that people found it difficult to trust him because of his well-known appearance. Sometimes, especially when it comes to relationships, he is unsure of what is real or not.

#14 Lady Gaga: You 'Belong to Everyone Else'


 The singer shared details of her album Joanne and some of her own experiences with fame." As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else," she said. She felt it was permissible for individuals to approach her, stalk her, and she had no control over it. She started crying as she described how having everyone acknowledge her has changed the way she interacts with others.

#15 Johnny Depp: All of Your Moves Have to Be Carefully Planned


"[Being famous] is a little bit like living like a fugitive," Depp explained on Today. "Everything has to be some sort of strategy. To get you into the hotel, to get you out of the hotel, to get you into the restaurant, to get you out of the restaurant."

#16 Selena Gomez: There's Nothing But Constant Pressure


Gomez discussed the reasons for her decision to get treatment for depression and anxiety and to postpone a part of her Revival World Tour in an interview with Vogue. She admitted that being honest and forthright with her fans at all times had caused her to cry on stage more times than she can remember. Her self-esteem was destroyed, and she thought tours to be a very lonely place. She was worried and depressed. Before entering the stage or as soon as she left it, she began to experience panic attacks. She believed she wasn't competent or good enough.  She gets the desire to just escape it.

#17 George Clooney: You Can't Enjoy Simple Pleasures


Being a celebrity isn't a walk in the park. "The big house on a hill is isolating," Clooney told. "There's no other way to say it. There are restrictions to this kind of fame. I haven't walked in Central Park for 15 years. I'd like to, you know?"
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